Betty Grable (1916–1973)

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Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Lillian Rose (Hofmann) and John Charles Grable, a stockbroker. She had German, English, Irish, and Dutch ancestry. Her mother was a stubborn and materialistic woman determined to make her daughter a star. Elizabeth, who later became Betty, was enrolled in Clark's ... See full bio »

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A Yank in the RAF Carol Brown
Call Me Mister Kay Hudson


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 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Betty Grable
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... Betty Grable
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Lily Garland
- Twentieth Century (1956) ... Lily Garland
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Cleopatra Collins
- Cleopatra Collins (1956) ... Cleopatra Collins
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Stormy Tornado
 1955 Three for the Show
Julie Lowndes
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Loco Dempsey
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Molly Larkins
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Delilah Lee
 1951 Call Me Mister
Kay Hudson
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Kitty Moran
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Ruby Summers
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Winifred (Freddie) Jones
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Bonny Kane
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
Francesca / Angelina
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Myrtle McKinley
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Cynthia Pilgrim
 1946 Do You Love Me
Barry's Fan in Taxi (uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Yansci 'Jenny' Dolly
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Bonnie Collins
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Lorry Jones aka Laura Lorraine
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Betty Grable
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
 1943 Coney Island
Kate Farley
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
Vicky Lane
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Pat Lambert
 1942 Song of the Islands
Eileen O'Brien
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Jill Lynn
 1941 A Yank in the RAF
Carol Brown
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Kay Latimer
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Lily Blane
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Glenda Crawford
 1939 The Day the Bookies Wept
Ina Firpo
 1939 Million Dollar Legs
Carol Parker
 1939 Man About Town
Susan Hayes
 1938 Campus Confessions
Joyce Gilmore
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Nancy Larkin
 1938 College Swing
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
 1937 This Way Please
Jane Morrow
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Laura Watson
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose
Mildred Webster
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Singer in Trio
 1936 Collegiate
 1935 A Quiet Fourth (Short)
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
 1935 Drawing Rumors (Short)
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
 1935 The Nitwits
Mary Roberts
 1935 The Spirit of 1976 (Short)
 1935 This Band Age (Short)
Betty - Band Singer
 1934 Ferry-Go-Round (Short)
 1934 By Your Leave
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Dance Specialty - Knock Knees
 1934 Student Tour
Cayenne (uncredited)
 1934 Susie's Affairs (Short)
Susie Lee
 1934 Business Is a Pleasure (Short)
 1934 Elmer Steps Out (Short)
 1934 Love Detectives (Short)
 1934 School for Romance (Short)
 1933 Air Tonic (Short)
Betty Grable - Band Singer
 1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito
 1933 What Price Innocence?
Beverly Bennett
 1933 Melody Cruise
First Stewardess (uncredited)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
 1933 Cavalcade
Blonde Girl on Couch (uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Over the Counter (Short)
Customer Who Wants to Buy a Baby (uncredited)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Barbara Jones
 1932 The Age of Consent
Student at Dormitory (uncredited)
 1932 The Flirty Sleepwalker (Short)
Blonde Girl (as Frances Dean)
 1932 Probation
 1932 Hollywood Luck (Short) (as Frances Dean)
 1932 Lady! Please! (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (as Frances Dean, unconfirmed)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1931 Once a Hero (Short) (as Frances Dean)
 1931 Palmy Days
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1931 Ex-Sweeties (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (as Frances Dean)
 1931 Crashing Hollywood (Short) (as Frances Dean)
 1931 Kiki
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Whoopee!
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930
Chorine (uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Places
Chorine (uncredited)
 1929 Happy Days
Chorus Woman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. Musical comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frances Dean


5' 4" (1.63 m)


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John Conn Grable | Lillian Rose Grable

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The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there. See more »


While attending Hollywood Professional School, she developed a musical act with a friend, Emylyn Pique (born Juanita Emylyn Pique), who later took the name Mitzi Mayfair. See more »


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